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Offline xsphat

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« on: Sun, 09 December 2007, 16:07:11 »
The Alps switches with black sliders on my SMK85 are officially too loud for the baby. I have been using the HHKB Pro 2 since we went to the hospital when momma went into labor, and since then, I haven't really time to get any real writing done. But today I'm feeling it hit so I plug in the SMK85 and start to type. Baby has been out for quite a bit, but the thunder of the keys wakes up immediately. This happens even with him in the other room and the door shut. What a testimonial, huh? Really ****ty for me though.

After just that much of this post, baby had a fit so bad it took me nearly half an hour to calm him down. So I'm back on the HHKB Pro 2. The kid killed my keyboard rotation, and now I am really glad I didn't sell this 'board. $200 isn't worth having to use the MacBook keyboard. I might try to use the Apple Desktop Bus keyboard with pink nonclicky Alps sliders later.

And elmomax, no, my SMK85 is NOT for sale, and I know you feel my pain.

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« Reply #1 on: Sun, 09 December 2007, 16:32:41 »
Quote from: xsphat
The Alps switches with black sliders on my SMK85 are officially too loud for the baby. I have been using the HHKB Pro 2 since we went to the hospital when momma went into labor, and since then, I haven't really time to get any real writing done. But today I'm feeling it hit so I plug in the SMK85 and start to type. Baby has been out for quite a bit, but the thunder of the keys wakes up immediately. This happens even with him in the other room and the door shut. What a testimonial, huh? Really ****ty for me though.

After just that much of this post, baby had a fit so bad it took me nearly half an hour to calm him down. So I'm back on the HHKB Pro 2. The kid killed my keyboard rotation, and now I am really glad I didn't sell this 'board. $200 isn't worth having to use the MacBook keyboard. I might try to use the Apple Desktop Bus keyboard with pink nonclicky Alps sliders later.

And elmomax, no, my SMK85 is NOT for sale, and I know you feel my pain.


How much for it? :D
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Offline xsphat

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« Reply #2 on: Sun, 09 December 2007, 16:34:24 »
Ha ha.

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« Reply #3 on: Sun, 09 December 2007, 18:01:19 »
It would seem the Apple Desktop Bus keyboard will work just fine for baby, so at least I'll have some nonclicky if not just a little stiff Alps goodness during the transition he WILL make toward being OK with the obscenely-loud SMK85.

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« Reply #4 on: Sun, 09 December 2007, 19:52:29 »
So here is the current Alps board in my rotation:


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« Reply #5 on: Sun, 09 December 2007, 22:17:34 »
Listen to yourself:

"I have to type on an HHKB Pro 2, it's SO unfair!"

=-D


Hope the kid is doing well.
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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 09 December 2007, 22:26:15 »
How do the alps switches compare to the cherry ones?
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Offline xsphat

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« Reply #7 on: Sun, 09 December 2007, 22:35:02 »
Both 'boards are Alps.

I have one with MX switches with black sliders that I don't like and one with ML switches that I do like.

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« Reply #8 on: Mon, 17 December 2007, 04:32:06 »
The baby boy is sleeping right next to me and I am clicking away on the SMK85  :D !

It took a little over a week to get him OK with the noise, but thank god he now is. I can write fiction again! This makes me soooooooo happy. Over winter break I can resume my novel in all of my spare time.

I am  :D I can type now without  :cry: so i can again create **** that makes my people  :shock: 'cause I'm so  8)

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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 17 December 2007, 11:27:53 »
By the way, if I were to purchase the SMK85, how would I know what kind of keyswitches I'll be getting in the keyboard?  Blue Cherries, Black Alps, White Strongmans???
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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 17 December 2007, 11:55:58 »
Call teh seller and have them pop off a key, it's the only way.

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« Reply #11 on: Mon, 17 December 2007, 23:09:17 »
Quote from: xsphat
The baby boy is sleeping right next to me and I am clicking away on the SMK85  :D !

It took a little over a week to get him OK with the noise, but thank god he now is. I can write fiction again! This makes me soooooooo happy. Over winter break I can resume my novel in all of my spare time.

I am  :D I can type now without  :cry: so i can again create **** that makes my people  :shock: 'cause I'm so  8)


poor kid is going to be deaf by age 2 o_O